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Fast, Accurate Detection of 100,000 Object Classes on a Single Machine: Technical Supplement

Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA (2013)


In the companion paper published in CVPR 2013, we presented a method that can directly use deformable part models (DPMs) trained as in [Felzenszwalb et al CVPR 2008]. After training, HOG based part filters are hashed, and, during inference, counts of hashing collisions summed over all hash bands serve as a proxy for part-filter / sliding-window dot products, i.e., filter responses. These counts are an approximation and so we take the original HOG-based filters for the top hash counts and calculate the exact dot products for scoring.

It is possible to train DPM models not on HOG data but on a hashed WTA [Yagnik et al ICCV 2011] version of this data. The resulting part filters are sparse, real-valued vectors the size of WTA vectors computed from sliding windows. Given the WTA hash of a window, we exactly recover dot products of the top responses using an extension of locality-sensitive hashing. In this supplement, we sketch a method for training such WTA-based models.

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